AMD EPYC 8004 Series: Power-Efficient CPUs for the Data Center with up to 64 Cores

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AMD announced its EPYC 8004 series, an extension to the 4th generation EPYC CPU lineup intended for data center applications. The distinct feature of the EPYC 8004 series is its focus on power efficiency. While earlier EPYC models like the EPYC 9004 (code-named Genoa) and EPYC 9004 with 3D V-Cache (Genoa-X) were geared towards technical computing and the EPYC 97X4 (Bergamo) targeted large-scale systems with its 128 cores and 256 threads, the EPYC 8004 series has a unique positioning.

 With a thermal design power (TDP) ranging between 70W to 225W, the EPYC 8004 CPUs cater to applications in space-limited settings or those demanding energy efficiency, including intelligent edge devices and storage systems. AMD's documentation indicates that these processors have double the performance per watt in comparison to the 4th generation Xeon series. Sharing the Zen 4c core architecture with the EPYC 97X4, the EPYC 8004 is designed for single-socket configurations. Manufactured using a 5nm process, these CPUs can accommodate up to 64 cores and provide 128MB of L3 cache. They support up to 1.152TB of memory with DDR5-4800 across six channels and feature interfaces with 96 lanes of PCI Express 5.0 and 48 lanes of CXL 1.1+.



The EPYC 8004 series consists of 12 models, including the leading EPYC 8534P with 64 cores and 128 threads. There are two models for each of the following configurations: 48 cores, 32 cores, 24 cores, 16 cores, and 8 cores. All processors in the EPYC 8004 series are compatible with the Socket SP6 platform, consistent with the EPYC 9004 series. Manufacturers such as Dell, Lenovo, and Supermicro will be incorporating the EPYC 8004 series in their upcoming products.

For more information about the EPYC 8004 series, please visit AMD's official product page: AMD EPYC 8004 Series.

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